As with many bikes before, I finished building my "forever" bike and...something else caught my eye. Therefore, I have a recently re-built Gen1 Velo Orange Piolet for sale (size medium). The frame and fork were a demo model purchased directly from VO several months ago and immediately stripped and powder-coated gloss black. The rest of the build is as follows:

- New DT Swiss M520 wheels with DT350 hubs
- New Shimano XT crankset (170mm arms) with 38T Race Face NW ring
- Shimano XT 9-speed clutch rear derailleur, and 9-speed rear trigger shifter
- Shimano XT 9-speed 11-36T cassette with Hope 40T expander ring
- Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes and speed dial levers
- New VP Harrier flat pedals
- Thomson setback seatpost
- Chris King headset
- New DMR Headstock cnc'd 50mm stem
- New Velo Orange Klunker handlebar with Ergon grips
- Schwalbe Big Apple 29 x 2.35 tires
- Saddle not included

Frame has lots of braze-ons for racks and fenders and can fit some 29 tires. It's a really cool bikes and build, but I can't seem to hold onto a bike for more than a few months.

Looking for $1150 OBO.